It's a Whole Spiel

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Includes a special introduction by Mayim Bialik, star of The Big Bang Theory and author of the #1 bestseller Girling Up!

Get ready to fall in love, experience heartbreak, and discover the true meaning of identity in this poignant collection of short stories about Jewish teens, including entries by David Levithan, Nova Ren Suma, and more!

A Jewish boy falls in love with a fellow counselor at summer camp. A group of Jewish friends take the trip of a lifetime. A girl meets her new boyfriend's family over Shabbat dinner. Two best friends put their friendship to the test over the course of a Friday night. A Jewish girl feels pressure to date the only Jewish boy in her grade. Hilarious pranks and disaster ensue at a crush's Hanukkah party.

From stories of confronting their relationships with Judaism to rom-coms with a side of bagels and lox, It's a Whole Spiel features one story after another that says yes, we are Jewish, but we are also queer, and disabled, and creative, and political, and adventurous, and anything we want to be. You will fall in love with this insightful, funny, and romantic Jewish anthology from a collection of diverse Jewish authors.


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Title:It's a Whole Spiel
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  • Dahlia

    I'm so happy and honored to have a story in this collection, about a Modern Orthodox girl named Amalia who's suffering major culture shock at the transition from her insular world during college orien...

  • Sahitya

    Average Rating - ⭐⭐⭐.67 I’m always looking for anthologies to read because it’s a nice way to discover new authors. When this collection was first announced, I was very excited because it...

  • Adi Alsaid

    Only like 1/12th biased...

  • Noa ?

    i'm just finding out about this but yall don't know how important this is to me ...

  • Elise (TheBookishActress)

    Jewish authors I know of contributing to this: Katherine Locke, Laura Silverman, David Levithan, Nova Ren Suma, and Dahlia Adler. 2019 is preemptively saved. ...

  • Alexis  (TheSlothReader)

    Average rating: 3.6Overall this collection was really good. The rating would have been much higher if only one or two stories had not been included but otherwise I think its a really strong collection...

  • McKenzie/literarydragon

    Publication Date September 17th 2019Thank you to NetGalley, the authors, and the publisher for this e-ARC in exchange for an honest review. I’m not Jewish. Each of these short stories could have tol...

  • Nat

    I’ve waited for a book like this for years. In all the talks of diverse books, I kept looking to find Jewish representation, especially with new releases. Having scarcely seen any, I went off to my ...

  • Melanie (bookswritinghappiness)

    I received a digital ARC of this book through Netgalley thanks to Random House Children’s Knopf Books for Young Readers in exchange for an honest review.When I first found out about this anthology o...

  • Kayla (booksandbloomies)

    THIS WAS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. *Before I jump in, I want to thank the publisher for providing me with a physical ARC. This has meant the world to me and being able to review this book and get my hands o...